SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A graduate student was shot and killed by California State University, San Bernardino police during a fight in an off-campus dorm.
San Bernardino police Lt. Paul Williams told KABC-TV that the campus police officers went to the dorm Saturday evening after receiving reports of a disturbance.
He said when the officers confronted a man in the dorm's hallway, a fight erupted. The man was identified as a 38-year-old graduate student, according to NBC Southern California.
"The altercation became physical and the subject became violent. Sometime during that, the officers feared for their safety," Williams told KABC-TV. "They discharged their weapon, striking the subject."
He said that when the officers confronted the male student in the dorm's hallway, a fight erupted and that the officers fired their weapons when they feared for their safety.
Williams said one officer was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The San Bernardino Police department was investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.